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In Globe poll, most favor life term for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

By a wide margin, Boston residents favor life without parole instead of the death penalty for the Marathon bombing suspect if he is convicted of the attack.

Lawrence H. Summers was seen as a front-runner for the job for months.

Lawrence Summers won’t seek Fed post

The Harvard professor is asking not to be considered for chief of the Federal Reserve as opposition mounts over his style and his record.

“We can either grab this moment and move forward together, or risk falling behind,” said Martha Coakley, the state’s attorney general, in a statement.

Coakley in governor’s race, with backing, baggage

Attorney General Martha Coakley will announce her bid for governor of Mass. in her hometown of Medford on Monday, an aide said.

Federal agents spoke in May with Edward Tutunjian outside one of his garages on Kilmarnock Street in Boston.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/file


Amid criminal probe, taxi owner looks to sell

Boston’s biggest taxi owner, under criminal investigation and facing a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit, is seeking to sell more than half his cab empire — an estimated $120 million divestiture that the city’s top police official is promising to block.

Chip Tuttle, CEO at Suffolk Downs: “We have an opportunity to set the bar for sustainability . . . ’’

Mass. casino developers stress energy conservation

Spurred by the state, bidders are pitching plans for composting programs, solar installations, and rain-harvesting systems.

The Nation

Budget, debt ceiling loom on Capitol Hill

By Noah Bierman

Fears grow of more federal spending cuts as deadlines near with no progress in Washington.

Colorado’s outdoor paradise mired in muck

Boulder, Colo., homes were surrounded by muddy waters Saturday after flooded rivers invaded mountain communities.

By Hannah Dreier

Days of rain and floods have transformed the outdoorsy mountain communities in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain foothills.

In Iowa, Biden praises diplomatic effort in Syria

By Thomas Beaumont

Vice President Joe Biden played down the Obama administration’s pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

The World

Obama hails US-Russia deal on Syrian weapons

In his ABC interview, Obama said the United States was not going to “get in the middle of somebody else’s civil war.”

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama said the framework with Russia could become a first step toward a political settlement of the conflict.

Philippine army moves to retake territory held by rebels

By Bullit Marquez

Philippine forces have killed or captured nearly 100 of the Muslim guerrillas who have held scores of hostages for a week in a southern city.

58 die in new wave of attacks across Iraq

A car bombing in Nasiriyah was among the attacks. Waves of bombings are a hallmark of Iraq’s Al Qaeda affiliate.

By Sinan Salaheddin

A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shi’ite-majority cities on Sunday.

Editorial & Opinion


The mysterious shrinking workforce

By John E. Sununu

Adult participation in the workforce has fallen to its lowest level in 35 years — and nobody knows why.

opinion | Nathaniel P. Morris

A stethoscope on state’s ills

A central message of Don Berwick’s campaign is that he can apply his health care expertise towards other fields.

By Nathaniel P. Morris

Gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick argues that he can apply his health care expertise toward other fields like infrastructure, education, and business.


Earnest atheists look for God

By James Carroll

“Religion Without God” by self-described secular thinker Ronald Dworkin demonstrates that nonbelievers can plumb the mystery of “what else there is.”


New forum at Tufts tackles race, democracy

Peniel Joseph

By Akilah Johnson

On what was billed as the first National Dialogue on Race Day, a crowd of about 300 packed an auditorium to discuss issues of race.

Boston police see no link in spate of shootings

By Jeremy C. Fox

Commissioner Edward Davis saw no connections in the four shootings across the city that left one person dead and seven injured on Saturday.

Mayoral candidates unleash final spending strategies

By Gal Tziperman Lotan

Candidates reported their financial figures for the last time prior to the Sept. 24 preliminary election.

Business ǀ Science

Innovation sector leaders have to-do list for next mayor

Innovation economy stars offered their suggestions for what Boston’s next leader must do to keep the city buzzing.

Prominent members of Boston’s innovation economy weigh in on what the next mayor needs to do to keep the city buzzing.

How Boston Beer’s founder became a billionaire

Boston Beer shares have increased tenfold since mid-2009, driving founder Jim Koch’s net worth above $1 billion.

By Brendan Coffey

Boston Beer shares have increased tenfold since mid-2009, driving founder Jim Koch’s net worth above $1 billion.


Polaris, a venture firm, picks Boston’s Seaport

Baxter the robot, from Rethink Robotics.

The latest venture capital firm to plant its investors in the Innovation District is Polaris Venture Partners, which bankrolls tech and life-sciences companies.


Jerry Berndt, 69; photographer captured images of dispossessed

Mr. Berndt took memorable photos in Boston’s Combat Zone (above) and Long Island shelter, as well as in Haiti and Rwanda.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Berndt published and contributed to books, led workshops, and was awarded fellowships.

Sunila Abeysekera, 61, Sri Lankan human rights activist

By Margalit Fox

Ms. Abeysekera sought to bring the world’s attention to myriad acts of violence in her country despite threats against her own life.

Zelmo Beaty, 73, All-Star center in two pro leagues

Though overshadowed by two contemporaries, Mr. Beaty (center) earned acclaim.

By William Yardley

In eight seasons in the NBA, Mr. Beaty averaged 16 points and nearly 11 rebounds a game, and he was named to the league’s all-rookie team in his first season.

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Red Sox 9, Yankees 2

Red Sox rout Yankees to finish off sweep

Mike Napoli was met at the plate by David Ortiz after his two-run home run in the first inning.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox now have a 9½-game lead in the AL East and their magic number to clinch the division is down to 4.

on baseball

Red Sox honor Yankees’ Mariano Rivera with ‘roast’

Mariano Rivera smiles when presented with a painting of his response to the ovation he got at Fenway in ’05.

By Nick Cafardo

One was left wondering whether “roasting” the retiring Yankees closer for his 2004 postseason mistake was appropriate.

On Football

Rare bad reviews for Patriots’ Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork

Tom Brady deserves a fair portion of the blame for the offense’s struggles because he was uncharacteristically inaccurate.

By Ben Volin

It was shocking to see Brady missing so many wide-open throws, and to see Wilfork pushed around by the Jets’ interior offensive line.

G: Health


Virtual reality, real help for veterans

An image from the latest virtual Iraq/Afghanistan system, called Bravemind and developed by the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies.

By Chelsea Conaboy

Veterans are increasingly being treated with simulators and therapy that encourage them to relive their war experiences.

Daily Dose

New rules to improve your child’s sleep habits

By Deborah Kotz

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new book called “Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know.”

Daily Dose

FDA approves Botox injections to treat ‘crow’s feet’

By Deborah Kotz

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.

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Boston Medical Mysteries

A breast disease that wouldn’t go away

By Dr. Sushrut Jangi

In Practice

Lessons learned from older patients

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Television Review

In ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ mythology gums up the works

By Matthew Gilbert

Stage Review

‘The Libertine’ is must-see debauchery

By Joel Brown

Book Review

‘One Doctor’ by Brendan Reilly

By Dennis Rosen


Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase


For Donnie Wahlberg, ‘Boston’s Finest’ is reality

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Ben Affleck to direct locally set TV pilot

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Charity golf for Franciscan Hospital for Children

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


T.T. the Bear’s celebrates 40th anniversary

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein


Free food from Fox for ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein